Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale.
Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (UNDP) provides a detailed description of various aspects of planning as it is applied in UNDP, with attention to stakeholder analysis, problem identification and prioritization, problem analysis, vision statement, results map, assumptions and risks.
|Business actors and roles|
|Trigger or preceding interaction||Programme launch (for a Monitoring against a results framework; or a Policy decision (for institutionalised monitoring)|
|Business interfaces and services|
|Inputs and outputs||inputs: Issues note, Programme, project or other initiation document; output: Development plan, or a programme or project plan.|
|Further reading||Planning (Wikipedia), Planning for results: Practical applications (part of Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (UNDP)), Collaborative Planning Methodology - #pi9|
Position of Planning among the interactions:
- Architecture development
- Citizen's Initiative Review
- Creating a common vision
- Knowledge Conversion